West Virginia Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

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Empty container rules: WV Reg. 33-20-3.1

Organic air emissions standards: WV Reg. 45-25-3.2 and WV Reg. 45-25 Table 25-A

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted the federal hazardous waste container requirements by reference, including the federal empty container standards and organic air emissions standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state facility fees. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste container rules in West Virginia.


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